Monday, August 15, 2011

America's Real Job Creators are Broke | NationofChange

America's Real Job Creators are Broke | NationofChange: "Since the recession technically 'ended' 18 months ago, corporate profits have zoomed, sopping up an unprecedented 88 percent of America's economic growth. Meanwhile, only one percent of the growth that we all help produce has gone to wages and salaries, the primary sources of income for 90 percent of us.

Yet, those same CEOs say they won't invest in new jobs or raise wages until consumers start buying again. That's like saying, 'The beat�ings will continue until morale improves.'"

Monday, August 8, 2011

America in Decline | NationofChange

America in Decline | NationofChange:

"Not even discussed is that the deficit would be eliminated if, as economist Dean Baker has shown, the dysfunctional privatized health care system in the U.S. were replaced by one similar to other industrial societies’, which have half the per capita costs and health outcomes that are comparable or better."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ultimate logic: To infinity and beyond - physics-math - 01 August 2011 - New Scientist

Ultimate logic: To infinity and beyond - physics-math - 01 August 2011 - New Scientist:

"Attempts to prove or disprove the continuum hypothesis depend on analysing all possible infinite subsets of the real numbers."

War Is A Racket | NationofChange

War Is A Racket | NationofChange:

"Two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler had it right 75 years ago when he said of war: 'It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious [racket]. ... It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives ... It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many.'

As President Barack Obama and Congress claim it is Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that are breaking the budget, people should demand that they stop paying for war."